1. Eaquals have a webinar at 10:00 UK time tomorrow, 15th March with Elena Deleyto La Cruz & Thom Kiddle on Using authentic video in language teaching and learning – why, what and how? https://www.eaquals.org/eaquals-events/event/using-authentic-video-in-language-teaching-and-learning-why-what-and-how/ At risk of giving offence to Thom, I’m intrigued by Elena’s plan to ‘show how a very simple interactive learning structure can provide the means for autonomous video-based learning’.
2. The 120th issue of BAAL News has just come out https://www.baal.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/BAAL-News_Winter_120.pdf PDF below as well. An interesting interview with David Crystal looking back over BAAL’s history: he organised their first ever event!
3. FOLLM, the Forum on Language Learning Motivation, have a webinar at 09:00 UK time next Monday, 21st March, in partnership with the Department of English and Communication of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with Jean-Marc Dewaele from Birkbeck College and Stephen Ryan from Waseda University on Novel Insights into Motivation and Emotions Research More info here https://follmresearch.wordpress.com/ and registration here https://www.polyu.edu.hk/pfs/index.php/819474?lang=en
4. And, finally, The Guardian won the best short film BAFTA award last night for its documentary film, The Black Cop https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2022/jan/19/the-black-cop-a-police-officers-story-of-racism-remorse-and-resistance-documentary